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2011-03-01 06:10:00

Virgin Galactic said on Monday that its commercial space flight program will not include just sending space tourists into space, but also scientists who will conduct research experiments. Virgin Galactic signed a contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) that was the first agreement to fly scientists into space. SwRI made deposits for two researchers to fly on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at $200,000 per person. Virgin Galactic said that SwRI plans to make similar arrangements for...

2011-01-29 00:02:02

Scaled Composites Uses GL Studio for Avionics Interface Development In Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise Spaceship and VMS Eve Aircraft Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of advanced graphical interface technology, has announced that Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan's experimental aircraft company and winner of the coveted Ansari X PRIZE for Space Flight in 2004, utilized DiSTI's GL Studio to produce a comprehensive avionics systems solution for the...

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2011-01-04 12:00:00

Muse, an English rock band, is considering approaching Richard Branson about performing in space on a Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceship. According to the Guardian, the trio from Teignmouth, Devon have had "coherent conversations" about bringing their music to suborbital spaceships, and hope to talk to Richard Branson about a collaboration with Virgin Galactic. "Maybe I've seen The Jetsons too many times," frontman Matt Bellamy told the Sun. Muse have had several discussions "about...

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2010-12-17 08:55:00

Virgin Galactic (VG), the commercial space line owned by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, has announced plans to support two separate companies competing as part of a NASA-sponsored plan to stimulate private-sector spacecraft development. The two firms, Sierra Nevada Space Systems (SNC) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC), have each prepared proposals for reusable winged vehicles that can launch on expendable rockets and land on runways--much like the US space agency's own space...

2010-11-27 00:00:51

""¦.blast off!" That's right - The event for Forest Travel and Virgin Galactic held on Nov.18, 2010 at the Four Seasons was a huge success. Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2010 ""¦.blast off!" That's right - The event for Forest Travel and Virgin Galactic held on Thursday, Nov.18, 2010, at the Four Seasons was a huge success. When entering the Miami Ball Room, guests were registered as future astronauts. From then on, the experience became astonishing and very genuine! Guests...

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2010-11-19 06:35:00

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, a division of Air France-KLM, is teaming up with a commercial space-flight endeavor planning to operate out the Caribbean island of Curacao, according to officials on Thursday.  KLM has purchased a "few" tickets for suborbital space flights through Space Exploration Curacao, a private venture backed by two Dutch industrialists that plans to operate a two-seat Lynx spacecraft currently being developed by XCOR Aerospace in Mojave, California. Gedi Schrijver, a...

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2010-11-18 09:55:00

Construction on the world's first commercial passenger space terminal is expected to be completed sometime next year, with flights set to begin launching within 18 months, according to a Wednesday evening article by Dennis J. Carroll of Reuters. Spaceport America, as it has been dubbed, will be located near the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. According to Carroll, a two-mile long runway was completed at the facility in October, and an air-fire rescue center and an over 100,000...

2010-11-15 10:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, today announces that it is teaming up with Topguest, the new geolocation 'check-in' club that provides guests with real-world travel rewards when they virtually check-in using applications like Facebook Places and Foursquare. As of today,* guests traveling with Virgin America are able to earn bonus Elevate points just by virtually 'checking in' at the airline's...

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2010-10-24 07:45:00

Billionaire Richard Branson said on Friday that Virgin Galactic is planning to compete in the upcoming race to develop orbital space vehicles. NASA plans to issue a solicitation as early as Monday for a follow-up to its $50 million Commercial Crew Development program, which is part of President Barack Obama's plan to revamp the U.S. space program. The program is funding work by five companies as part of Obama's bid to bolster support to private space companies. "There's about four...

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2010-10-22 13:53:39

Virgin Galactic will pass another milestone today in its efforts to bring commercial spaceflight to reality. Billionaire Richard Branson and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will host a ceremony later today marking the completion of the main runway at Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert. Branson told CNN on Friday that Virgin is "getting close" to sending tourists into space. "The mothership has been finished and flying for a while now," he said. "We'll do many, many, many test...


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Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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